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Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
'Life is a journey.'
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
'She was having a Jonah day.'
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
Descriptions of physical sensations
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
'The lazy languid line lingered.'
Sensory language that involves sight
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits

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